If you have never been snow tubing and are unsure of what to expect have no fear! Snow tubing is a family friendly experience that takes very little skill. The 10 steps below will give you an understanding of how to snow tube and what to expect at the majority of snow tubing facilities.
Find a snow tubing location. Use our Tubing Locator to find a location near you.
Get a snow tube and go to the top of the hill. The majority of locations provide the snow tube with admission. If you are interested in owning your own see our Snow Tube reviews.
Place your tube on the snow and sit in the tube with your bottom in the middle. You should be facing forward looking down the hill with both of your legs hanging over the front of the tube.
Use your legs and arms to move the tube forward until you begin descending down the hill.
Enjoy the ride!
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. After descending the hill you will naturally begin to slow to a stop. If you want to stop quicker, you can use your arms/legs to gradually break but be careful not to break too hard and injure yourself.
The majority of snows tubing locations have tows or magic carpet lifts. These take you back up the hill so you won’t have to walk. The tow grabs a loop that is on your tube and tows you up the hill while you sit in the tube. The magic carpet lift is like a moving conveyor belt where you stand and hold your tube. Unfortunately, if the location does not have one of these you will have to walk up the hill.
Once you get to the top of the hill, relax or continue snow tubing!